Shadow minister of tourism, Dr. Godwin Friday (File photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Opposition spokesman on tourism Dr. Godwin Friday is “very happy” with the recognition of this country by two international media organisation as a top travel destination for 2012.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is fifth among nine destinations on CNN’s “World’s top destinations for 2012” and third among 12 destinations listed by Travel+Leisure.

But Friday, who is the shadow minister of tourism, said that the impact of the ranking will depend on the credibility of both organizations in the tourism arena, the opposition New Democratic Party said on its website.

Friday further said that this country always has something precious to offer to visitors and locals alike and Vincentians should be proud of and pleased with the recognition.

He added that he hopes that with the recognition more foreigners would visit the country.

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